Ceropegia plocamoides (Oliv.) Bruyns

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Ceropegia plocamoides

Photo: Douglas Laing
Lusaka NE, Hummels' farm

Ceropegia plocamoides

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka, cultivated at Protea Hill Farm from seed collected Chisamba, Wardy Farm.

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Synonyms: Brachystelma linearifolium Turrill
Brachystelma mortonii Walker
Brachystelma parviflorum Morton
Brachystelma plocamoides Oliv.
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Status: Native
Procumbent perennial with dividing annual stems, up to 25 cm long, growing from a tuber. Leaves erect, linear, up to 80 × 10 mm. Flowers axillary, mostly solitary. Corolla flat and wheel-shaped, velvety, dark red, orange-grey in the centre; lobes c. 10 × 3 mm folded along the length. Outer corona lobes deeply 2-fid longer than the gymnostegium; inner lobes short.
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Habitat: Open woodland on compacted bare soil.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1800 m
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Worldwide distribution: Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
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Binns, B. (1968). A First Check List of the Herbaceous Flora of Malawi The Government Printer, Zomba, Malawi Page 20. As Brachystelma plocamoides

Bruyns, P.V., Klak, C. & Hanáček, P. (2018). An account of Ceropegia sect. Chamaesiphon (Apocynaceae) in Moçambique with new records and two new species Phytotaxa 364(2) Pages 127 - 128. (Includes a picture).

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 178 - 179.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 20. As Brachystelma plocamoides

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Ceropegia plocamoides.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146250, retrieved 26 May 2024

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